Cannes: Armie Hammer Joins Stanley Tucci's 'Final Portrait'

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Geoffrey Rush is set to take the lead in the biopic.

Armie Hammer is the latest castmember to be added to Final Portrait, the upcoming biopic from Stanley Tucci — his first major feature as director since 2007’s Blind Date.

The Lone Ranger star will join Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who will take the lead as Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Tucci is working from his own script, which is based on the book A Giacometti Portrait by the artist’s friend, American critic James Lord, who, in 1960s Paris, sat down for 18 days and studied Giacometti as he painted his picture using oils.

Gail Egan, Potboiler Productions, Ilann Girard, Fred Hogge and Olive Productions are producing, while HanWay is handling international sales and offering the film to buyers in Cannes. CAA is repping the film for the U.S.